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[California] Contra Costa County to Begin Enforcing New Tobacco Sales Laws

New laws to protect youth from tobacco influences went into effect this month and local health officials are enforcing the new regulations, which include prohibiting the sale of flavored tobacco products, such as menthol cigarettes and flavored e-liquids
EastCountyToday
added Jan 11, 2018 20:31
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[Mexico, Connecticut] LAFAIVE/NESBIT: Cigarette Tax Hike: Smuggling Up, Revenue Down

In writing several academic studies on cigarette taxes, we have built a statistical model to measure cigarette smuggling between states, as well as to and from Mexico and Canada. Through 2015, Connecticut had the 15th highest smuggling rate in the nation
Hartford (CT) Courant
added Jan 11, 2018 20:31
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San Antonio becomes first city in Texas to raise legal age to buy tobacco to 21

The new ordinance, which city officials had been discussing since August, passed by a 9 to 2 vote. Council members Greg Brockhouse and Clayton Perry voted against the measure, questioning if the city should regulate such activity and expressing concerns
San Antonio (TX) Express-News
added Jan 11, 2018 19:59
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West Virginia state senators introduce bill to raise tobacco age to 21

If both houses agree this session, 2018 could be the year when West Virginia raises the age for purchasing and using tobacco products. Senators Ron Stollings, Roman Prezioso, Mike Woelfel, Stephen Baldwin, and Robert Beach introduced Senate Bill 13 Wedne
WSAZ NewsChannel 3 (Huntington, WV)
added Jan 11, 2018 19:59
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[Indiana] Free access: Tobacco rates statewide, locally remain higher than national average

Indiana still has one of the highest smoking rates among all the states, and tobacco prevention efforts are highly underfunded compared to federal recommendations. Even though other drugs may seem to harm more people statewide and locally, tobacco use in
Bedford (IN) Times-Mail
added Jan 11, 2018 19:58
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BARRON: Suing the Industrial Age / New York City’s lawsuit against oil companies for having caused Superstorm Sandy is absurd.

A case can be made that the tobacco companies defrauded individual smokers by addicting them to a deadly product while lying about its safety. Energy companies, on the other hand, sell a product that was an integral element of the historical epoch called
City Journal (Manhattan Institute)
added Jan 11, 2018 19:06
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[Indiana] Tobacco rates statewide, locally remain higher than national average ($$)

Indiana still has one of the highest smoking rates among all the states, and tobacco prevention efforts are highly underfunded compared to federal recommendations.
Bedford (IN) Times-Mail
added Jan 11, 2018 18:49
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[Pennsylvania] Restaurant, Bar Smoking Bans Impact Smoking Behaviors, Especially for the Highly Educated

The study — led by former Drexel doctoral student at Drexel and current Northwestern fellow Stephanie Mayne, PhD — found that the bans were associated with high gains in quit attempts by smokers with low incomes.
DrexelNow
added Jan 11, 2018 16:27
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[New York] NYPD boss created illegal smoking lounge at station house

A Brooklyn NYPD boss doled out comp time to his cops so they would turn a dingy station house garage into a private cigar lounge — where officers puff away in violation of city and state law, The Post has learned. Capt. Anthony Longobardi — a key figure
New York Post
added Jan 11, 2018 15:56
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[Kansas] Two Topeka businesses sue city over tobacco ordinance going into effect Thursday

bars people under 21 from buying tobacco products. Vape Bar and Puffs ‘n’ Stuff, LLC, with the assistance of the Kansas Vapers Association, have asked a Shawnee County District Court judge to issue a temporary injunction blocking the ordinance’s implem
Topeka (KS) Capital-Journal
added Jan 11, 2018 03:38
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